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Sign up for the 2019/20 Season Club Fixtures & Tournaments. Links for CURTC Calendar and Membership Forms: Seniors/Students and Juniors.

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The Dutch, 4/1/20

A New Decade’s visit from our friends across the North Sea.

CURTC vs The Dutch, 4/1/2020

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How do I Become a Member?

CURTC is on Grange Road, next to the UL

Membership of CURTC is open to all, very much town as well as gown. We love welcoming new members, please come in and find out about this ancient and intriguing game. Our professionals are usually here 9 am – 5 pm on weekdays or 9 am -12 noon on Saturdays, they will be happy to explain and encourage.

We offer free one hour taster lessons in groups of up to 6 people. Just register your interest with the pros in person, by telephone (01223 357106) or by email (pros@curtc.net). Read More

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CURTC Xmas Tournament

Gabriele & Catherine

With all the top seeded players being unable hold their nerve under the stress imposed by the handicap algorithm, we saw Catherine Stewart defeat Nina Ludekens and Gabriele Bailey defeat Alasdair in their respective semi finals. Read More

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University Cup: Finalists and Presentation

You didn’t think that the players in the University Cup would escape without a photo montage or two did you?

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70+ Category Tournament

We have the first pair of CURTC 2020 Category Tournament finalists! CURTC student co-President, Rosie Taylor and Isabella Harvey will play for the honour of a spot on an Honours Board on Finals Day, Saturday March 14th next year. Finals Day is again sponsored by Hannay Robertson Financial Planning so many thanks DHR.
Congratulations are due to Bella & Rosie as well as to all whom participated in some hard fought tennis on Friday night and earlier today.
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University Student Cup: Finals & Results

Sunday play began early, Read More

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University Student Cup: Part 1

With the Inter-University tournament moving to March, the past weekend saw the first running of the University Student Cup; a handicap tournament between all of the current Cambridge students. There were new players and old, burgeoning talents and raw recruits, handicaps ranging from the 20s to the 80s in a singles and doubles draw. After a few matches earlier in the week for scheduling reasons, play started in earnest on Friday morning with a Group A singles match between Ashwin Ahuja (Gonville & Caius) and Ivo MacDonald (Magdalene), which after a few minutes resulted in a force being smacked into the dedan and disrupting the camera feed! Read More

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NtVM5, More

Some pictures of the teams demonstrating exemplary etiquette…

The Net, NtVM5


…and who got to take home which trophy…

NtVM5


…and finally a link to a Google Photos Album with the individual photos and more, click HERE for NtVM5

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CURTC vs Radley, Brodie Cup: Part 2

Match 1: 30 Singles Neil Stutchbury beat Matthew Alden 6/5 6/2

The first match saw some fantastic tennis between Cambridge’s Stutchbury and Radley’s Alden, “on loan” from Oxford for this match. Stutchbury began with some clinical execution into the backhand corner to race to a 4-0 lead in the first set, but Alden started to dig them out and turn the rallies into his power game. Slowly, Alden fought back to 4-all and 5-all, with the frustration beginning to show for Stutchbury. Finally, he pulled through the first set 6-5 by some excellent play to both sides of the court. Stutchbury continued the momentum into the second set sweeping the first four games again to 4-0. Despite some hard forcing from Alden, to pull back a couple of games, Stutchbury held his nerve to win by defending some short chases. Read More

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NtVM5

Bit late with this one! Not the Varsity Match 5, the annual Alumni match, saw the ‘Not the Light Blues’ retain the coveted Fleming Cup after 18 hours of hard fought tennis. Part 1 has the teams more or less in separate collages. Click on the images for a larger version. Part 2 coming soon…

(Most of) Not the Light Blues, NtVM5

Not the Dark Blues, NtVM5

Many thanks to Pol Roger for their support!

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CURTC visit Radley in the Brodie Cup…

…again with, unfortunately, similar results. While we wait for the Match report here are some images highlighted by the victorious Neil Stutchbury.

CURTC vs Radley, 17/11/19

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CURTC Christmas Tournament

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the CURTC Christmas Tournament, would it!

So this year’s opportunity to work off some of that Christmas festive excess is on Friday, December 27th. A day of Singles and Doubles awaits!

The draw is limited to 24 players for this very popular tournament so please only book if you know you are available you can play in the morning or afternoon but please note you must be available for the finals, which start at 6pm. Ideally, please be flexible by selecting all three options when you sign up on the doodle poll.

The cost is £16 pp.

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The Cambridge University RTC Student Cup

The University Student Cup is a showcase of student tennis at CURTC, and an introduction for many new student players to competitive play. Group matches will be held on Friday (November 22nd) and Saturday (23rd) across two divisions, played off handicaps. There is both a singles and doubles competition. Knock-out matches will be held on Sunday (24th), culminating in a championship match between the winners of each division. The knock-out matches on Sunday will be streamed on the CURTC YouTube channel.

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We(s)t Coast Weekend

Unprepared for the size of the Court and the continuous precipitation outside, 9 of CURTC’s finest were figuratively and physically soaked when visiting the other place on Saturday. Attempts to keep our heads above the rapidly rising waters were largely unsuccessful in a 5-2 drenching which could actually have been more even worse as both CURTC’s victories came via 7-all 40-all. Names are being withheld as they have suffered enough. Nonetheless there were no signs of dampened spirits as those staying in Oxford overnight found various locations to shelter from the continuing downpour.
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